Scogin's Georgia Battery Plaque - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This plaque to the Scogin's Georgia Battery is located along a wooded path that connects Battleline Road and Alexander Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863, at 1:30 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2012 2:33:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMEGAJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker to the Scogin's Georgia Battery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863, at 1:30 pm. The lettering on the plaque is red, indicating a confederate unit.



Text:

Scogin’s Georgia Battery
2 6 Pdrs., 2 12 Pdr. Howitzers.
Jackson’s Brigade, Cheatham’s Division, Polk’s Corps.
September 19, 1863

Capt. John Scogin, Commanding.
1st Lieut. William E. Lyons.
2d Lieut. George M. Rockwell (Wounded).

   This battery with its brigade and division crossed the Chickamauga
early in the morning and Dalton’s Ford and after coming into position once
or twice without being engaged, moved rapidly north to the Alexander's
Bridge Road and then West, coming into position on this ground soon after
noon in center of brigade. It was actively engaged till the brigade was
ordered to retire, when on account of a heavy cross-fire and the loss of
horses, 1 piece and 1 caisson were abandoned, but were subsequently recovered.

  The battery again took position late in the evening on the hill-top East
Of this disposit and had a sharp engagement lasting one and a half hours.

  Bivouaced for the night.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1267(see note)



My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

Note
Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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